Harbour Update – posted 12/07/16

With the wind finally falling away it made for more comfortable birding conditions. The Arne Nightjar had an easier ride today, happily sat in its normal spot and not being buffeted by 20mph winds. At Holton Lee a Tree Pipit was still present along with 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Dartford Warbler and several juvenile Chiffchaff. At Lytchett Fields the newly cut fields attracted 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 100+ Black-tailed Godwit, 40+ Redshank, 20+ Lapwing, 2 Med Gulls, 1 Peregrine, 6 Teal and a Yellow Wagtail. It been confirmed that the Poole Harbour Marsh Harriers only managed to fledge 1 youngster this year which is well down on previous years. Why this is anybody’s guess, but the parents seemed to be doing a good job provisioning the nest throughout the summer. 

Juvenile  Lapwing – Lytchett Fields – Paul Morton

Juvenile  Yellow Wagtail – Lytchett Fields – Ian Ballam


Greenshank – Holton Pools – Paul Morton

Green Sandpiper – Holton Pools – Paul Morton

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